|AFRS Jill's All-Time Jukebox - WA4CZD|
Martha Wilkerson (AKA G.I. Jill) hosted a couple shows on the United States government-produced Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). One program she hosted was G.I. Jive (http://archive.org/details/AfrsG.i.Jive) and another was Jill's All-Time Jukebox, which ran concurrent to the other show during part of its run (she mentions it during G.I. Jive). Also see The Army-Navy Screen Magazine 55 (1945) here on Archive.org...
Keywords: World War, 1939-1945; Old Time Radio; Swing; Big Band; World War II; Jazz; AFRS; WWII; GI Jill
|AFRS G.I. Jive - WA4CZD|
G.I. Jive was a 15-minute music program that was produced & broadcast by the U.S. government via the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS) radio network. Early shows had a variety of hosts: Frank Nelson, Lester Jay, and popular pin-up girls like Donna Reed were guest DJs. In 1943, G.I. Jill (Martha Wilkerson) took over behind the mike, and according to the AFRTS Archive blog, G.I. Jive became the most popular show on AFRS...
Keywords: GI Jive; World War, 1939-1945; World War II; WWII; AFRS; GI Jill; Jazz; Big Band; Swing; Old Time Radio; 1944; 1943; 1945; 1946; 1948; 1950
|The Army-Navy Screen Magazine 55 - U.S. Army|
The Army-Navy Screen Magazine 5501 Bastogne: Short film about Bastogne, introduced by Lt. Clair Hess of the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, Co F, 2nd Battalion, 101st Airborne.02 By Request: Short film compilations - One film is about Lexington, Kentucky and the University of K. Also includes a film of the G.I. Jive radio show, including G.I. Jill (Martha Wilkerson). (More here http://archive.org/details/AfrsG.i.Jive.) Another film includes NYC at Easter and St...
Keywords: The Army-Navy Screen Magazine; Nuts!; St. Patrick's Cathedral (New York, N.Y.); McAuliffe, Anthony C., 1898-1975; Kentucky; Easter; Armed Forces Radio Service; AFRS; Armed Forces Network; GI Jive; Martha Wilkerson; GI Jill; Durante, Jimmy, -- 1893-1980; Devine, Andy, -- 1905-1978; Benchley, Robert, -- 1889-1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Belgium -- Bastogne; United States. -- Army -- Parachute Infantry Regiment, 501st; United States. -- Army -- Airborne Division, 101st; Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Siege of Bastogne